I remember it clearly. It was Spring of 2011, and I was in my second semester of nursing school, fully immersed in the often overwhelming culture and language of mainstream healthcare.
I had joined the American Holistic Nurses Association as a student member to stay connected to my dream of integrating a holistic approach in healthcare, amidst my rigorous, pressure-filled nursing school experience. As a massage therapist for 10 years with a passion for holistic nutrition, I was determined to integrate my knowledge and skills into my nursing path- whatever that may be. I remember what inspired me to follow my calling into the area of Nurse Coaching.
I came across an article in AHNA’s Beginnings Journal, and it led me down the path of finding INCA’s Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP). I even cut out the article’s title and put it on a ‘dream board’ of images I collected for a Women’s Retreat last Fall. I have now completed my BSN, received my nursing license in Texas, and will be completing the INCCP this May! I am so grateful to have stayed connected to my passion, and my belief in holistic healthcare has led me to this incredible community of visionary nurses! I hope you will be as inspired by this article as I still am. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
Click the following link to view the article, Holistic Nurse Coach Leadership Can Transform Healthcare, written by the co-founders of the International Nurse Coach Association, Barbara Dossey and Susan Luck.
Posted with permission from Beginnings, Vol. 31, No. 1 pp 8-10 , Copyright 2011, American Holistic Nurses Association